Plains All American Pipeline and Magellan Midstream Partners are to sell a 50% interest in BridgeTex Pipeline Company for $1.438bn. 

OMERS will acquire a 30% interest from Plains and a 20% interest from Magellan, with Plains and Magellan each receiving a proportionate share of the total purchase price. 

Following closing, OMERS will own a 50% interest, Plains will retain a 20% interest, and Magellan will continue to operate the BridgeTex pipeline and own a 30% interest. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

BridgeTex owns the BridgeTex pipeline, a 400,000 barrel-per-day crude oil pipeline system that extends from Colorado City in West Texas to Houston, with further connectivity for BridgeTex shippers to the Texas City area. At Colorado City, BridgeTex pipeline sources crude oil from Plains’ Basin and Sunrise pipeline systems. 

BridgeTex delivers volumes into Magellan’s East Houston terminal and Magellan’s Houston crude oil distribution system with connection to refineries in Houston and Texas City as well as to marine export capabilities via Magellan’s Seabrook Logistics joint venture terminal. BridgeTex pipeline capacity is being expanded to 440,000 barrels per day by early 2019.

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23rd August 2018

23rd August 2018